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IN PICS: Massive turnout at Wadi Bih Run

The 25th edition of the Salomon Wadi Bih Run experienced a windy running this weekend, with more than 400 runners departing from the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dibba to tackle the wadis of Oman.

Despite 42kph-speed winds and intermittent rain throughout Friday, Jeremy Curran of Australia achieved an impressive course record in the 72km solo race at five hours, 28 minutes and 15 seconds. The female category was won by Alice Robinson (06:59:58).

The 50km solo race male winners were James Mackenzie (04:37:05) and Johan Anderson, 04:52:19. The female category was won by Tia Jones at 04:45:28. The 30km solo race was won by female runner Gerda Steyn (02:16:31).

The 50km relay race was won by team Combative Beast with a time of 03:45:22. On Saturday, team ‘See Ya Wadi Wanna Bih Ya’ emerged from more than 1,000 runners to claim success in the team 72 km.

Here, we look at some of the best pictures from the event.

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Despite 42kph-speed winds and intermittent rain throughout Friday, Jeremy Curran of Australia achieved an impressive course record in the 72km solo race at five hours, 28 minutes and 15 seconds.

The female category was won by Alice Robinson (06:59:58).

The 50km solo race male winners were James Mackenzie (04:37:05) and Johan Anderson, 04:52:19. The female category was won by Tia Jones at 04:45:28. The 30km solo race was won by female runner Gerda Steyn (02:16:31).

The 50km relay race was won by team Combative Beast with a time of 03:45:22.

On Saturday, team ‘See Ya Wadi Wanna Bih Ya’ emerged from more than 1,000 runners to claim success in the team 72 km.

Did you run?

See if you feature in the following Instagram posts:

Here we go again ⛑ #thirdtimelucky #wadibih #thebreenmachine #thedreamteam #justkeeprunning

A photo posted by Sorcha (@sorcha__b) on

Leisurely stroll back down the mountain @hicksabu @bartodoherty #wadibih #athletes

A photo posted by Mike Pugliese (@thepugasus) on

Trying to keep up with the rest of the team #wadibih #saloman #wadibihrun #adventurehq #wadibih2017

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#wadibih #run #team #conquerors

A photo posted by Philippe Viola (@philippeviola) on

#wadibih #didntwin #didnttrain #didntmatter it was a quality day and I am well and truly knackered. #running #salomon #medal

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Racing in style with these fine humans #wadibih #teameeyore #weprobablywontwin

A photo posted by Kimberly Douglas (@kimberloo13) on

Another year another wadi bih #wadibih #salomon #keeponrunning #supersportsABRaS

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We did it! #wadibih #urbanenergydxb #urbanenergyfitness

A photo posted by Gemma Rowland (@gemmajrow) on

Sharing a few pics from #wadibih2017 #wadibih #marathon . Happy Runners 😊

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Another one for the collection!! 💪💪 #oman #wadibih #wadibihrace #stayfit #run #medal

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There’s plenty going on with the Beach Run taking place on Friday.

There’s also racing, golf, motorsport and an Air Race that may be of interest!

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GARY PLAYER CHARITY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 – DAY 1
Starting Tuesday, February 7 to Wednesday, February 8

Nine-time major champion Gary Player is once again returning to Abu Dhabi for the annual Black Knight Invitational.

The golfing event was initially planned to last for a single year before the Abu Dhabi Sports Council sealed a deal guaranteeing play at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club for at least five years.

Similar to previous iterations, gathering funds for ADSC-approved charities remains the tournament’s primary objective.

WHERE: Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
MORE INFO: garyplayerinvitational.com

KIBSONS / DASSA SCHOOLS X-COUNTRY – SENIORS RACE 2
Wednesday, February 8

Super Sports Events organises another fun-filled event for the youth of Dubai. Approved by DASSA and Dubai Sports Council, the aquathlon pits students against each other or as a collective bunch against other school teams in a three-race series.

Held in Rashid School for Boys, the Kibsons-sponsored affair will include separate categories for competing boys and girls with three age brackets, ensuring a delightful afternoon of running.

WHERE: Dubai, Rashid School for Boys, Nad Al Sheba
MORE INFO: supersportsuae.com/kibsons-schools-x-country-league

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RAK HALF MARATHON 2017
Friday, February 10

Since its inception in 2007, the event has established itself as the UAE’s premier road race, growing immensely popular among the local and regional running community.

Since its inception in 2007, the event has established itself as the UAE’s premier road race, growing immensely popular among the local and regional running community.

WHERE: Ras Al Khaimah, Corniche Al Qawasim
MORE INFO: http://www.rakmarathon.org/

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OCEANIC TRIATHLON SERIES – RACE 2
Friday, February 10

Thanks to ever-growing popular demand, the Oceanic Triathlon Series returns to Khorfakkan.

Devised by the four-star Oceanic Hotel, the cost-friendly course encourages participation in two forms: Short and Super Sprint.

The former asks triathletes to embark on 30km cycle through the east coast’s second largest town before returning to the holiday beach resort where their succeeding endeavour will require a run grazing beside the stunning corniche yielding soothing oscillating waves before eventually crossing the finishing line.

The latter, as advertised in its naming, challenges participants to repeat an altered, yet shorter version of the aforementioned course as rapidly possible.

WHERE: Sharjah, Oceanic Hotel, Khorfakkan
MORE INFO: oceanictriathlonseries.com

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PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE MIDDLE EAST – ROUND 4
Friday, February 10 to Saturday, February 11

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge returns to the Middle East for an eighth time, showcasing the region’s top motorsport talent. The multi-round event begins at the Bahrain International Circuit before temporarily shifting eastwards to the UAE, where drivers will grace the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit tracks.

The format is considered to be the most pure form of racing since competing drivers are restricted to the same model – Porsche 911 GT3. This race is perhaps the ultimate opportunity for prospective motor racers to propel themselves onto the grand stage and taste the professional motorsport environment.

Contestants in the previous seven editions have moved on to greater things, including the elite Porsche Supercup, World Endurance Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and single-seater GP2.

WHERE: Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island
MORE INFO: gt3me.com

SANDSTORM MARMOUM
Friday, February 10

Looking for an unforgettable experience? Sandstorm Marmoum is set across 2 distances – 5k+ and 10k+, 4 terrains – rock, sand, water and mud, and has more than 20+ unique obstacles that blend perfectly into a backdrop of sand dunes, lakes, greenery and wildlife.

Designed by their expert team, this course is like no other you’ve encountered before.

Prepare to crawl through mud, wade through water, run through sand, navigate obstacles and have the ultimate feeling of elation as you cross the finishing line.

WHERE: Dubai, Al Qudra, near Trek Bicycle Store
MORE INFO: sandstormdxb.ae/events.html

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NEW BALANCE BEACH RUN SERIES – DUBAI 2017
Friday, February 10

The run series is suitable for runners of all abilities and ages, whether you’re an avid runner or lacing up your trainers for the first time.

That’s not all as runners, supporters and beach goers can come and join in the carnival-like atmosphere in the Festival Village. Packed full of food, music, entertainment and activities, it’s a great way to spend your day at the beach.

The Beach Run is a non-timed event taking place on the sand, with each and every participant receiving a special Beach Run finishers’ medal and for the first time, runners will also receive a special New Balance t-shirt as part of their registration.

WHERE: Dubai, Sunset Beach, Umm Suqeim Beach, Dubai
MORE INFO: http://beachrun.sport360.com/

RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 – QUALIFYING DAY
Friday, February 10

Abu Dhabi plays host to the Red Bull Air Race for the 10th time in 2017. It will once again set the scene as the action-packed season opener for a brand new World Championship.

The Red Bull Air Race will kick off in style, offering fans the perfect racing destination with plenty to see, do and experience away from racetrack.

The race, which is the 75th of the sport’s history, will take place over the Arabian Gulf’s stunning blue waters and fans will be able to witness all the action from the purpose-built race village on the Corniche breakwater.

WHERE: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Corniche
MORE INFO: dredbullairrace.com/en_AE

INDOOR HUMAN FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT 2017
Friday, February 10

Kickoff Sports & Amusement are proud to present the first Indoor Human Foosball tournament held in the UAE.

Situated in their Oud Metha facility, games will compromise of 10 – 14 players, with participants required to hold onto a pole with both hands at all times as they attempt to score goals and simulate a regular table top foosball experience.

Players must make sure the ball is always below the foosball pole during play.

People of all ages and genders are encouraged to take part.

WHERE: Dubai, Bur Dubai, Oud Metha, Kick Off Sports & Amusement
MORE INFO: facebook.com/kickoffdxb

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H.H. THE PRESIDENT OF UAE ENDURANCE CUP 2017

Saturday, February 11

The emphasis is on the horse finishing in good condition; endurance requires extensive preparation and a deep knowledge and understanding between horse and rider.

There are three fully dedicated endurance centres in UAE with good infrastructure and modern amenities to facilitate endurance riding in UAE.

WHERE: Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba
MORE INFO: emiratesequestrian.com/Endurance/RideInfo

THE BUGGY RUN

Saturday, February 11

It all began when two fitness enthusiasts desired to combine parenting with exercise and after taking matters into their own hands, managed to capitalise on one of the most convenient gym-less health and fitness trends in the country. Consequently, 11th February will see Dubai debut The Buggy Run.

With the Dubai Autodrome confirmed as venue, participants are encouraged to complete an untimed 2.5km or 5km course; either by walking, skipping, jogging or sprinting. However, individuals must find their way around the track while simultaneously having an infant inside their buggy.

In spirit of familial closeness and instilling the importance of fitness at a young age, post-race entertainment will incorporate family-friendly activities – offering the chance for guests involved to win prizes by leading brands such as Mountain Buggy and Urban Energy.

WHERE: Dubai, Motor City, Dubai Autodrome
MORE INFO: [email protected]

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